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Greg Wagner and Tom McSperron with West Central Initiatives (WCI), based in Fergus Falls, requested Douglas County contribute $8,000 to its endowment fund in 2014. Douglas County has given a total of $192,023 in past years. Funds contributed to the endowment are matched by the McKnight Foundation.


"We've seen significant continued growth in the county," Wagner said.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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